Liverpool Skylilne

Sport and Exercise Sciences

Dr James Morton

Dr James Morton

Telephone: 0151 904 6233

Publications

Highlighted publications

Joo CH, Allan R, Drust B, Close GL, Jeong TS, Bartlett JD, Mawhinney C, Louhelainen J, Morton JP, Gregson W. 2016. Passive and post-exercise cold-water immersion augments PGC-1 alpha and VEGF expression in human skeletal muscle EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 116 :2315-2326 >DOI >Link

Hammond KM, Impey SG, Currell K, Mitchell N, Shepherd SO, Jeromson S, Hawley JA, Close GL, Hamilton LD, Sharples AP, Morton JP. 2016. Postexercise High-Fat Feeding Suppresses p70S6K1 Activity in Human Skeletal Muscle MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 48 :2108-2117 >DOI >Link

Impey SG, Hammond KM, Shepherd SO, Sharples AP, Stewart C, Limb M, Smith K, Philp A, Jeromson S, Hamilton DL, Close GL, Morton JP. 2016. Fuel for the work required: A practical approach to amalgamating train-low paradigms for endurance athletes Physiological Reports, 4 >DOI

Leckey JJ, Burke LM, Morton JP, Hawley JA. 2016. Altering fatty acid availability does not impair prolonged, continuous running to fatigue: evidence for carbohydrate dependence JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 120 :107-113 >DOI >Link

Impey SG, Smith D, Robinson AL, Owens DJ, Bartlett JD, Smith K, Limb M, Tang J, Fraser WD, Close GL, Morton JP. 2015. Leucine-enriched protein feeding does not impair exercise-induced free fatty acid availability and lipid oxidation: beneficial implications for training in carbohydrate-restricted states AMINO ACIDS, 47 :407-416 >DOI >Link

McGlory C, White A, Treins C, Drust B, Close GL, MacLaren DPM, Campbell IT, Philp A, Schenk S, Morton JP, Hamilton DL. 2014. Application of the [gamma-P-32] ATP kinase assay to study anabolic signaling in human skeletal muscle JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 116 :504-513 >DOI >Link

Bartlett JD, Louhelainen J, Iqbal Z, Cochran AJ, Gibala MJ, Gregson W, Close GL, Drust B, Morton JP. 2013. Reduced carbohydrate availability enhances exercise-induced p53 signaling in human skeletal muscle: implications for mitochondrial biogenesis. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 304 :R450-R458 >DOI >Link

Taylor C, Bartlett JD, van de Graaf CS, Louhelainen J, Coyne V, Iqbal Z, Maclaren DPM, Gregson W, Close GL, Morton JP. 2013. Protein ingestion does not impair exercise-induced AMPK signalling when in a glycogen-depleted state: implications for train-low compete-high. Eur J Appl Physiol, 113 :1457-1468 >DOI >Link

Cobley JN, Bartlett JD, Kayani A, Murray SW, Louhelainen J, Donovan T, Waldron S, Gregson W, Burniston JG, Morton JP, Close GL. 2012. PGC-1α transcriptional response and mitochondrial adaptation to acute exercise is maintained in skeletal muscle of sedentary elderly males. Biogerontology, 13 :621-631 >DOI >Link

Morton JP, Croft L, Bartlett JD, Maclaren DPM, Reilly T, Evans L, McArdle A, Drust B. 2009. Reduced carbohydrate availability does not modulate training-induced heat shock protein adaptations but does upregulate oxidative enzyme activity in human skeletal muscle. J Appl Physiol (1985), 106 :1513-1521 >DOI >Link

Journal Articles

Anderson L, Naughton RJ, Close GL, Di Michele R, Morgans R, Drust B, Morton JP. 2017. Daily Distribution of Macronutrient Intakes of Professional Soccer Players From the English Premier League. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab, :1-18 >DOI >Link

Martin D, Wilson G, Morton JP, Close GL, Murphy RC. 2017. The horseracing industry’s perception of nutritional and weight-making practices of professional jockeys Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 9 :568-582 >DOI

Pugh JN, Impey SG, Doran DA, Fleming SC, Morton JP, Close GL. 2017. Acute high-intensity interval running increases markers of gastrointestinal damage and permeability but not gastrointestinal symptoms APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY NUTRITION AND METABOLISM, 42 :941-947 >DOI >Link

Allan R, Sharples AP, Close GL, Drust B, Shepherd SO, Dutton J, Morton JP, Gregson W. 2017. Postexercise cold water immersion modulates skeletal muscle PGC-1α mRNA expression in immersed and nonimmersed limbs: evidence of systemic regulation. J Appl Physiol (1985), 123 :451-459 >DOI >Link

Collins K, McRobert A, Morton JP, Sullivan DO, Doran DA. 2017. The Work-Rate of Elite Hurling Match-Play. J Strength Cond Res, >DOI >Link

Bradley WJ, Hannon MP, Benford V, Morehen JC, Twist C, Shepherd S, Cocks M, Impey SG, Cooper RG, Morton JP, Close GL. 2017. Metabolic demands and replenishment of muscle glycogen after a rugby league match simulation protocol Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20 :878-883 >DOI

Naughton RJ, Drust B, O'Boyle A, Abayomi J, Mahon E, Morton JP, Davies IG. 2017. Free-sugar, total-sugar, fibre, and micronutrient intake within elite youth British soccer players: a nutritional transition from schoolboy to fulltime soccer player APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY NUTRITION AND METABOLISM, 42 :517-522 >DOI >Link

Enright K, Morton J, Iga J, Drust B. 2017. Hormonal responses during two different concurrent-training trials in youth elite soccer players: does changing the organisation of training impact the hormonal response to concurrent exercise? J Sports Med Phys Fitness, >DOI >Link

Anderson L, Orme P, Naughton RJ, Close GL, Milsom J, Rydings D, O'Boyle A, Di Michele R, Louis J, Hambly C, Speakman JR, Morgans R, Drust B, Morton JP. 2017. Energy Intake and Expenditure of Professional Soccer Players of the English Premier League: Evidence of Carbohydrate Periodization INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT NUTRITION AND EXERCISE METABOLISM, 27 :228-238 >DOI >Link

Owens DJ, Tang JCY, Bradley WJ, Sparks AS, Fraser WD, Morton JP, Close GL. 2017. Efficacy of High-Dose Vitamin D Supplements for Elite Athletes MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 49 :349-356 >DOI >Link

Scott A, Malone JJ, Morgans R, Burgess D, Gregson W, Morton JP, Drust B. 2016. The relationship between physical match performance and 48-h post-game creatine kinase concentrations in English Premier League soccer players INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE & COACHING, 11 :846-852 >DOI >Link

Enright KJ, Morton J, Iga J, Drust B. 2016. Implementing concurrent-training and nutritional strategies in professional football: a complex challenge for coaches and practitioners Science and Medicine in Football, >DOI

Anderson L, Orme P, Di Michele R, Close GL, Milsom J, Morgans R, Drust B, Morton JP. 2016. Quantification of Seasonal-Long Physical Load in Soccer Players With Different Starting Status From the English Premier League: Implications for Maintaining Squad Physical Fitness INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS PHYSIOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE, 11 :1038-1046 >DOI >Link

Joo CH, Allan R, Drust B, Close GL, Jeong TS, Bartlett JD, Mawhinney C, Louhelainen J, Morton JP, Gregson W. 2016. Passive and post-exercise cold-water immersion augments PGC-1 alpha and VEGF expression in human skeletal muscle EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 116 :2315-2326 >DOI >Link

Naughton RJ, Drust B, O'Boyle A, Morgans R, Abayomi J, Davies IG, Morton JP, Mahon E. 2016. Daily Distribution of Carbohydrate, Protein and Fat Intake in Elite Youth Academy Soccer Players Over a 7-Day Training Period INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT NUTRITION AND EXERCISE METABOLISM, 26 :473-480 >DOI >Link

Hammond KM, Impey SG, Currell K, Mitchell N, Shepherd SO, Jeromson S, Hawley JA, Close GL, Hamilton LD, Sharples AP, Morton JP. 2016. Postexercise High-Fat Feeding Suppresses p70S6K1 Activity in Human Skeletal Muscle MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 48 :2108-2117 >DOI >Link

Bradley WJ, Morehen JC, Haigh J, Clarke J, Donovan TF, Twist C, Cotton C, Shepherd S, Cocks M, Sharma A, Impey SG, Cooper RG, Maclaren DPM, Morton JP, Close GL. 2016. Muscle glycogen utilisation during Rugby match play: Effects of pre-game carbohydrate JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT, 19 :1033-1038 >DOI >Link

Morehen JC, Bradley WJ, Clarke J, Twist C, Hambly C, Speakman JR, Morton JP, Close GL. 2016. The Assessment of Total Energy Expenditure During a 14-Day In-Season Period of Professional Rugby League Players Using the Doubly Labelled Water Method INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT NUTRITION AND EXERCISE METABOLISM, 26 :464-472 >DOI >Link

Naughton RJ, Drust B, O'Boyle A, Morgans R, Abayomi J, Davies IG, Morton JP, Mahon E. 2016. Daily Distribution of Carbohydrate, Protein and Fat Intake in Elite Youth Academy Soccer Players Over a 7-day Training Period. International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism,

Impey SG, Hammond KM, Shepherd SO, Sharples AP, Stewart C, Limb M, Smith K, Philp A, Jeromson S, Hamilton DL, Close GL, Morton JP. 2016. Fuel for the work required: A practical approach to amalgamating train-low paradigms for endurance athletes Physiological Reports, 4 >DOI

Cobley JN, Ab Malik Z, Morton JP, Close GL, Edwards BJ, Burniston JG. 2016. Age- and Activity-Related Differences in the Abundance of Myosin Essential and Regulatory Light Chains in Human Muscle. Proteomes, 4 >DOI >Link

Close GL, Hamilton DL, Philp A, Burke LM, Morton JP. 2016. New strategies in sport nutrition to increase exercise performance FREE RADICAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, 98 :144-158 >DOI >Link

Leckey JJ, Burke LM, Morton JP, Hawley JA. 2016. Altering fatty acid availability does not impair prolonged, continuous running to fatigue: evidence for carbohydrate dependence JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 120 :107-113 >DOI >Link

Crighton B, Close GL, Morton JP. 2016. Alarming weight cutting behaviours in mixed martial arts: a cause for concern and a call for action BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 50 :446-U86 >DOI >Link

Anderson L, Orme P, Di Michele R, Close GL, Morgans R, Drust B, Morton JP. 2016. Quantification of training load during one-, two- and three-game week schedules in professional soccer players from the English Premier League: implications for carbohydrate periodisation JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 34 :1250-1259 >DOI >Link

Fletcher BD, Twist C, Haigh JD, Brewer C, Morton JP, Close GL. 2016. Season-long increases in perceived muscle soreness in professional rugby league players: role of player position, match characteristics and playing surface JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 34 :1067-1072 >DOI >Link

Kasper AM, Cocking S, Cockayne M, Barnard M, Tench J, Parker L, McAndrew J, Langan-Evans C, Close GL, Morton JP. 2016. Carbohydrate mouth rinse and caffeine improves high-intensity interval running capacity when carbohydrate restricted EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE, 16 :560-568 >DOI >Link

Zhang X, O'Kennedy X, Morton JP. 2015. Extreme variation of nutritional composition and osmolality of commercially available carbohydrate energy gels International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 25 :504-509 >DOI

Wilson G, Hill J, Sale C, Morton JP, Close GL. 2015. Elite male Flat jockeys display lower bone density and lower resting metabolic rate than their female counterparts: implications for athlete welfare APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY NUTRITION AND METABOLISM, 40 :1318-1320 >DOI >Link

Enright K, Morton J, Iga J, Drust B. 2015. The effect of concurrent training organisation in youth elite soccer players European Journal of Applied Physiology, 115 :2367-2381 >DOI

Owens DJ, Sharples AP, Polydorou I, Alwan N, Donovan T, Tang J, Fraser WD, Cooper RG, Morton JP, Stewart C, Close GL. 2015. A systems-based investigation into vitamin D and skeletal muscle repair, regeneration, and hypertrophy AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM, 309 :E1019-E1031 >DOI >Link

Wall BT, Morton JP, van Loon LJC. 2015. Strategies to maintain skeletal muscle mass in the injured athlete: Nutritional considerations and exercise mimetics European Journal of Sport Science, 15 :53-62 >DOI

Wilson G, Pritchard PP, Papageorgiou C, Phillips S, Kumar P, Langan-Evans C, Routledge H, Owens DJ, Morton JP, Close GL. 2015. Fasted Exercise and Increased Dietary Protein Reduces Body Fat and Improves Strength in Jockeys INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 36 :1008-1014 >DOI >Link

Enright K, Morton J, Iga J, Drust B. 2015. The effect of concurrent training organisation in youth elite soccer players European Journal of Applied Physiology, >DOI

Milsom J, Naughton R, O Boyle A, Iqbal Z, Morgans R, Drust B, Morton JP. 2015. Body composition assessment of English Premier League soccer players: a comparative DXA analysis of first team, U21 and U18 squads Journal of Sports Sciences, 33 :1799-1806 >DOI

Cobley JN, Margaritelis NV, Morton JP, Close GL, Nikolaidis MG, Malone JK. 2015. The basic chemistry of exercise-induced DNA oxidation: oxidative damage, redox signaling, and their interplay FRONTIERS IN PHYSIOLOGY, 6 >DOI >Link

Jeong TS, Bartlett JD, Joo CH, Louhelainen J, Close GL, Morton JP, Drust B. 2015. Acute simulated soccer-specific training increases PGC-1α mRNA expression in human skeletal muscle Journal of Sports Sciences, 33 :1493-1503 >DOI

Evans SD, Brewer C, Haigh JD, Lake M, Morton JP, Close GL. 2015. The physical demands of Super League rugby: Experiences of a newly promoted franchise EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE, 15 :505-513 >DOI >Link

Bradley WJ, Cavanagh B, Douglas W, Donovan TF, Twist C, Morton JP, Close GL. 2015. Energy intake and expenditure assessed 'in-season' in an elite European rugby union squad EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE, 15 :469-479 >DOI >Link

Bartlett JD, Hawley JA, Morton JP. 2015. Carbohydrate availability and exercise training adaptation: Too much of a good thing? European Journal of Sport Science, 15 :3-12 >DOI

Morgans R, Owen A, Doran D, Drust B, Morton JP. 2015. Prematch Salivary Secretory Immunoglobulin A in Soccer Players From the 2014 World Cup Qualifying Campaign INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS PHYSIOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE, 10 :401-403 >DOI >Link

Cobley JN, McHardy H, Morton JP, Nikolaidis MG, Close GL. 2015. Influence of vitamin C and vitamin E on redox signaling: Implications for exercise adaptations FREE RADICAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, 84 :65-76 >DOI >Link

Milsom J, Naughton R, O'Boyle A, Iqbal Z, Morgans R, Drust B, Morton JP. 2015. Body composition assessment of English Premier League soccer players: a comparative DXA analysis of first team, U21 and U18 squads JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 33 :1799-1806 >DOI >Link

Cobley JN, Moult PR, Burniston JG, Morton JP, Close GL. 2015. Exercise improves mitochondrial and redox-regulated stress responses in the elderly: better late than never! BIOGERONTOLOGY, 16 :249-264 >DOI >Link

Morehen JC, Routledge HE, Twist C, Morton JP, Close GL. 2015. Position specific differences in the anthropometric characteristics of elite European Super League rugby players EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE, 15 :523-529 >DOI >Link

Jeong T-S, Bartlett JD, Joo C-H, Louhelainen J, Close GL, Morton JP, Drust B. 2015. Acute simulated soccer-specific training increases PGC-1 alpha mRNA expression in human skeletal muscle JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, 33 :1493-1503 >DOI >Link

Impey SG, Smith D, Robinson AL, Owens DJ, Bartlett JD, Smith K, Limb M, Tang J, Fraser WD, Close GL, Morton JP. 2015. Leucine-enriched protein feeding does not impair exercise-induced free fatty acid availability and lipid oxidation: beneficial implications for training in carbohydrate-restricted states AMINO ACIDS, 47 :407-416 >DOI >Link

Malone JJ, Di Michele R, Morgans R, Burgess D, Morton JP, Drust B. 2015. Seasonal training-load quantification in elite English Premier League soccer players International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10 :489-497 >DOI

Malone JJ, Murtagh CF, Morgans R, Burgess DJ, Morton JP, Drust B. 2015. COUNTERMOVEMENT JUMP PERFORMANCE IS NOT AFFECTED DURING AN IN-SEASON TRAINING MICROCYCLE IN ELITE YOUTH SOCCER PLAYERS JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 29 :752-757 >Link

Bradley WJ, Cavanagh BP, Douglas W, Donovan TF, Morton JP, Close GL. 2015. QUANTIFICATION OF TRAINING LOAD, ENERGY INTAKE, AND PHYSIOLOGICAL ADAPTATIONS DURING A RUGBY PRESEASON: A CASE STUDY FROM AN ELITE EUROPEAN RUGBY UNION SQUAD JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 29 :534-544 >Link

Bartlett JD, Hawley JA, Morton JP. 2015. Carbohydrate availability and exercise training adaptation: Too much of a good thing? EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SPORT SCIENCE, 15 :3-12 >DOI >Link

Tom Reilly DKC. 2014. Anthropometric and Performance Characteristics of Elite Hurling Players Journal of Athletic Enhancement, 03 >DOI

Oxborough D, George K, Utomi V, Lord R, Morton J, Jones N, Somauroo J. 2014. Acute response and chronic stimulus for cardiac structural and functional adaptation in a professional boxer Oxford Medical Case Reports, 2014 :65-68 >DOI

Morgans R, Orme P, Anderson L, Drust B, Morton JP. 2014. An intensive winter fixture schedule induces a transient fall in salivary IgA in English premier league soccer players Research in Sports Medicine, 22 :346-354 >DOI

Milsom J, Barreira P, Burgess DJ, Iqbal Z, Morton JP. 2014. Case study: Muscle atrophy and hypertrophy in a premier league soccer player during rehabilitation from ACL injury International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 24 :543-552 >DOI

Wall BT, van Loon LJC, Morton JP. 2014. Strategies to maintain skeletal muscle mass in the injured athlete: Nutritional considerations and exercise mimetics European Journal of Sport Science, >DOI

Hawley JA, Morton JP. 2014. Ramping up the signal: promoting endurance training adaptation in skeletal muscle by nutritional manipulation CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PHARMACOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY, 41 :608-613 >DOI >Link

Lee MJC, Hammond KM, Vasdev A, Poole KL, Impey SG, Close GL, Morton JP. 2014. Self-selecting Fluid Intake while Maintaining High Carbohydrate Availability Does not Impair Half-marathon Performance INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 35 :1216-1222 >DOI >Link

McGlory C, White A, Treins C, Drust B, Close GL, MacLaren DPM, Campbell IT, Philp A, Schenk S, Morton JP, Hamilton DL. 2014. Application of the [gamma-P-32] ATP kinase assay to study anabolic signaling in human skeletal muscle JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 116 :504-513 >DOI >Link

Wilson G, Drust B, Morton JP, Close GL. 2014. Weight-Making Strategies in Professional Jockeys: Implications for Physical and Mental Health and Well-Being SPORTS MEDICINE, 44 :785-796 >DOI >Link

Owens DJ, Webber D, Impey SG, Tang J, Donovan TF, Fraser WD, Morton JP, Close GL. 2014. Vitamin D supplementation does not improve human skeletal muscle contractile properties in insufficient young males EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 114 :1309-1320 >DOI >Link

Cobley JN, Sakellariou GK, Owens DJ, Murray S, Waldron S, Gregson W, Fraser WD, Burniston JG, Iwanejko LA, McArdle A, Morton JP, Jackson MJ, Close GL. 2014. Lifelong training preserves some redox-regulated adaptive responses after an acute exercise stimulus in aged human skeletal muscle FREE RADICAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, 70 :23-32 >DOI >Link

Bartlett JD, Close GL, Drust B, Morton JP. 2014. The emerging role of p53 in exercise metabolism. Sports Med, 44 :303-309 >DOI >Link

Wilson G, Hawken MB, Poole I, Sparks A, Bennett S, Drust B, Morton J, Close GL. 2014. Rapid weight-loss impairs simulated riding performance and strength in jockeys: implications for making-weight. J Sports Sci, 32 :383-391 >DOI >Link

Jeong TS, Reilly T, Morton JP, Drust B. 2013. The physiological responses to a laboratory-based soccer-specific training simulation (LSSTS) on a motorized treadmill :89-94 >DOI

Maclaren D, Morton J. 2013. Nutrition :3-23 >DOI

Malik ZA, Cobley JN, Morton JP, Close GL, Edwards BJ, Koch LG, Britton SL, Burniston JG. 2013. Label-Free LC-MS Profiling of Skeletal Muscle Reveals Heart-Type Fatty Acid Binding Protein as a Candidate Biomarker of Aerobic Capacity. Proteomes, 1 :290-308

Cobley JN, Sakellariou GK, Murray S, Waldron S, Gregson W, Burniston JG, Morton JP, Iwanejko LA, Close GL. 2013. Lifelong endurance training attenuates age-related genotoxic stress in human skeletal muscle. Longevity & healthspan, 2 :11

Bartlett JD, Louhelainen J, Iqbal Z, Cochran AJ, Gibala MJ, Gregson W, Close GL, Drust B, Morton JP. 2013. Reduced carbohydrate availability enhances exercise-induced p53 signaling in human skeletal muscle: implications for mitochondrial biogenesis. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 304 :R450-R458 >DOI >Link

Taylor C, Bartlett JD, van de Graaf CS, Louhelainen J, Coyne V, Iqbal Z, Maclaren DPM, Gregson W, Close GL, Morton JP. 2013. Protein ingestion does not impair exercise-induced AMPK signalling when in a glycogen-depleted state: implications for train-low compete-high. Eur J Appl Physiol, 113 :1457-1468 >DOI >Link

Bartlett JD, Morton JP. 2013. p53: the tumour suppressor turns mitochondrial regulator JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, 591 :3455-3456 >DOI >Link

Wilson G, Sparks SA, Drust B, Morton JP, Close GL. 2013. Assessment of energy expenditure in elite jockeys during simulated race riding and a working day: Implications for making weight Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 38 :415-420 >DOI

Close GL, Leckey J, Patterson M, Bradley W, Owens DJ, Fraser WD, Morton JP. 2013. The effects of vitamin D(3) supplementation on serum total 25[OH]D concentration and physical performance: a randomised dose-response study. Br J Sports Med, 47 :692-696 >DOI >Link

Gregson W, Allan R, Holden S, Phibbs P, Doran D, Campbell I, Waldron S, Joo CH, Morton JP. 2013. Postexercise cold-water immersion does not attenuate muscle glycogen resynthesis. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 45 :1174-1181 >DOI >Link

Wilson G, Fraser WD, Sharma A, Eubank M, Drust B, Morton JP, Close GL. 2013. Markers of bone health, renal function, liver function, anthropometry and perception of mood: a comparison between Flat and National Hunt Jockeys. Int J Sports Med, 34 :453-459 >DOI >Link

Close GL, Russell J, Cobley JN, Owens DJ, Wilson G, Gregson W, Fraser WD, Morton JP. 2013. Assessment of vitamin D concentration in non-supplemented professional athletes and healthy adults during the winter months in the UK: implications for skeletal muscle function. J Sports Sci, 31 :344-353 >DOI >Link

Wilson G, Chester N, Eubank M, Crighton B, Morton J, Close G. 2012. An alternate dietary strategy to make weight improves mood, decreases body-fat and removes the necessity for dehydration: A case study from a professional UK jockey. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism,

Cobley JN, Bartlett JD, Gregson W, Burniston JG, Morton JP, Close GL, Kayani A, Murray SW, Louhelainen J, Donovan T, Waldron S. 2012. PGC-1α transcriptional response and mitochondrial adaptation to acute exercise is maintained in skeletal muscle of sedentary elderly males Biogerontology, :1-11 >DOI

Bartlett JD, Joo CH, Jeong TS, Louhelainen J, Cochran AJ, Gibala MJ, Gregson W, Close GL, Drust B, Morton JP. 2012. Matched work high-intensity interval and continuous running induce similar increases in PGC-1α mRNA, AMPK, p38 and p53 phosphorylation in human skeletal muscle Journal of Applied Physiology, 112 :1125-1143 >DOI

Cobley JN, Bartlett JD, Kayani A, Murray SW, Louhelainen J, Donovan T, Waldron S, Gregson W, Burniston JG, Morton JP, Close GL. 2012. PGC-1α transcriptional response and mitochondrial adaptation to acute exercise is maintained in skeletal muscle of sedentary elderly males. Biogerontology, 13 :621-631 >DOI >Link

Donovan T, Ballam T, Morton JP, Close GL. 2012. beta-Alanine Improves Punch Force and Frequency in Amateur Boxers During a Simulated Contest INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT NUTRITION AND EXERCISE METABOLISM, 22 :331-337 >Link

Wilson G, Chester N, Eubank M, Crighton B, Drust B, Morton JP, Close GL. 2012. An alternative dietary strategy to make weight while improving mood, decreasing body fat, and not dehydrating: a case study of a professional jockey. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab, 22 :225-231 >Link

Morton JP, Iqbal Z, Drust B, Burgess D, Close GL, Brukner PD. 2012. Seasonal variation in vitamin D status in professional soccer players of the English Premier League. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 37 :798-802 >DOI >Link

Cobley JN, McGlory C, Morton JP, Close GL. 2011. N-Acetylcysteine Attenuates Fatigue Following Repeated-Bouts of Intermittent Exercise: Practical Implications for Tournament Situations. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab, >Link

Langan-Evans C, Close GL, Morton JP. 2011. Making Weight in Combat Sports STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING JOURNAL, 33 :25-39 >DOI >Link

Gregson W, Black MA, Jones H, Milson J, Morton J, Dawson B, Atkinson G, Green DJ. 2011. Influence of cold water immersion on limb and cutaneous blood flow at rest. Am J Sports Med, 39 :1316-1323 >DOI >Link

Jeong T-S, Reilly T, Morton J, Bae S-W, Drust B. 2011. Quantification of the physiological loading of one week of "pre-season" and one week of "in-season" training in professional soccer players. J Sports Sci, 29 :1161-1166 >DOI >Link

Cobley JN, McGlory C, Morton JP, Close GL. 2011. N-Acetylcysteine's attenuation of fatigue after repeated bouts of intermittent exercise: practical implications for tournament situations. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab, 21 :451-461 >Link

Taylor C, Higham D, Close GL, Morton JP. 2011. The effect of adding caffeine to postexercise carbohydrate feeding on subsequent high-intensity interval-running capacity compared with carbohydrate alone. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab, 21 :410-416 >Link

Roberts LA, Beattie K, Close GL, Morton JP. 2011. Vitamin C consumption does not impair training-induced improvements in exercise performance. Int J Sports Physiol Perform, 6 :58-69 >Link

Bartlett JD, Close GL, MacLaren DPM, Gregson W, Drust B, Morton JP. 2011. High-intensity interval running is perceived to be more enjoyable than moderate-intensity continuous exercise: implications for exercise adherence. J Sports Sci, 29 :547-553 >DOI >Link

Morton JP, Robertson C, Sutton L, MacLaren DPM. 2010. Making the weight: a case study from professional boxing. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab, 20 :80-85 >Link

McGlory C, Morton JP. 2010. The effects of postexercise consumption of high-molecular-weight versus low-molecular-weight carbohydrate solutions on subsequent high-intensity interval-running capacity. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab, 20 :361-369 >Link

Morton JP, Croft L, Bartlett JD, Maclaren DPM, Reilly T, Evans L, McArdle A, Drust B. 2009. Reduced carbohydrate availability does not modulate training-induced heat shock protein adaptations but does upregulate oxidative enzyme activity in human skeletal muscle. J Appl Physiol (1985), 106 :1513-1521 >DOI >Link

Holloway KV, O'Gorman M, Woods P, Morton JP, Evans L, Cable NT, Goldspink DF, Burniston JG. 2009. Proteomic investigation of changes in human vastus lateralis muscle in response to interval-exercise training. Proteomics, 9 :5155-5174 >DOI >Link

Croft L, Bartlett JD, MacLaren DPM, Reilly T, Evans L, Mattey DL, Nixon NB, Drust B, Morton JP. 2009. High-intensity interval training attenuates the exercise-induced increase in plasma IL-6 in response to acute exercise. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab, 34 :1098-1107 >DOI >Link

Morton JP. 2009. Critical reflections from a neophyte lecturer in higher education – a self narrative from an exercise physiologist! Reflective Practice, 10 :233-243

Drust B, Morton JP. 2009. PROMOTING ENDURANCE TRAINING ADAPTATIONS WITH NUTRITIONAL INTERVENTIONS: THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF 'LOW CARBOHYDRATE' TRAINING KINESIOLOGY, 41 :19-24 >Link

Morton JP, Kayani AC, McArdle A, Drust B. 2009. The exercise-induced stress response of skeletal muscle, with specific emphasis on humans. Sports Med, 39 :643-662 >DOI >Link

Morton JP. 2009. Reviewing scientific manuscripts: how much statistical knowledge should a reviewer really know? Adv Physiol Educ, 33 :7-9 >DOI >Link

Morton JP, Holloway K, Woods P, Cable NT, Burniston J, Evans L, Kayani AC, McArdle A. 2009. Exercise training-induced gender-specific heat shock protein adaptations in human skeletal muscle. Muscle Nerve, 39 :230-233 >DOI >Link

Morton JP, Doran DA, MacLaren DPM. 2008. Reply to B. Kay American Journal of Physiology - Advances in Physiology Education, 32 :246-247 >DOI

Morton JP. 2008. Learning to be a sport and exercise 'scientist': evaluations and reflections on laboratory-based learning and assessment JOURNAL OF HOSPITALITY LEISURE SPORT & TOURISM EDUCATION, 7 :93-100 >DOI >Link

Morton JP, Doran DA, MacLaren DPM. 2008. Common misconceptions perpetuated - Reply to B. Kay ADVANCES IN PHYSIOLOGY EDUCATION, 32 :246-247 >DOI >Link

Morton JP, Maclaren DPM, Cable NT, Campbell IT, Evans L, Kayani AC, McArdle A, Drust B. 2008. Trained men display increased basal heat shock protein content of skeletal muscle. Med Sci Sports Exerc, 40 :1255-1262 >DOI >Link

Morton JP, Doran DA, Maclaren DPM. 2008. Common student misconceptions in exercise physiology and biochemistry. Adv Physiol Educ, 32 :142-146 >DOI >Link

Morton J. 2007. Prescribing, quantifying, and monitoring exercise intensity during interval training MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 39 :1885-1885 >DOI >Link

Morton JP, MacLaren DP, McArdle A, Drust B. 2007. Time-course and differential expression of heat shock proteins in human skeletal muscle following non-damaging treadmill exercise: is heat a mechanism of activation? JAPANESE JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL FITNESS AND SPORTS MEDICINE, 56 :36-36 >Link

Morton JP. 2007. The active review: one final task to end the lecture. Adv Physiol Educ, 31 :236-237 >DOI >Link

Morton JP, Maclaren DPM, Cable NT, Campbell IT, Evans L, Bongers T, Griffiths RD, Kayani AC, McArdle A, Drust B. 2007. Elevated core and muscle temperature to levels comparable to exercise do not increase heat shock protein content of skeletal muscle of physically active men. Acta Physiol (Oxf), 190 :319-327 >DOI >Link

Morton JP, MacLaren DPM, Cable NT, Bongers T, Griffiths RD, Campbell IT, Evans L, Kayani A, McArdle A, Drust B. 2006. Time course and differential responses of the major heat shock protein families in human skeletal muscle following acute nondamaging treadmill exercise. J Appl Physiol (1985), 101 :176-182 >DOI >Link

Morton JP, Cable NT. 2005. Effects of intermittent hypoxic training on aerobic and anaerobic performance. Ergonomics, 48 :1535-1546 >DOI >Link

Morton JP, Atkinson G, MacLaren DP, Cable NT, Gilbert G, Broome C, McArdle A, Drust B. 2005. Reliability of maximal muscle force and voluntary activation as markers of exercise-induced muscle damage. Eur J Appl Physiol, 94 :541-548 >DOI >Link

Jeong TS, Reilly T, Morton JP, Bae SW, Drust B. Quantification of the physiological loading of one week of pre-season and one week of in-season training in professional soccer players Journal of Sports Sciences, 29 :1161-1166

Close GL, Robinson SL, Morton JP, Flower D, Bannock L. Nutrition intervention for an international-standard female football player Journal of Applied Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Sciences, :17-28

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Enright KJ, Morton J, Iga J, Drust B. 2017. Concurrent training and nutritional practices carried out by an English senior professional soccer team The 6th World Conference on Science and Soccer (WCSS). Rennes, France

Enright KJ, Morton JP, Drust B. 2017. The organisation of concurrent training and nutritional intake in English professional soccer clubs: A survey of the typical prescriptions during a one game match week World Conference on Science and Soccer (WCSS). Rennes, France

Hammond KM, Impey SG, Currell K, Mitchell N, Shepherd SO, Jeromson S, Hawley JA, Close GL, Hamilton DL, Sharples AP, Morton JP. 2016. Post exercise high-fat feeding supresses p70S6K1 activity in human skeletal muscle. European College of Sport Science (ECSS)

Allan R, Sharples AP, Close G, Drust B, Shepherd S, Fraser W, Mawhinnney C, Hammond K, Morton J, Gregson W. 2016. The acute cold-induced increase in PGC-1α is partially mediated systemically through increased β-adrenergic stimulation European College of Sport Science

MALONE S, COLLINS DK, MCROBERT A, MORTON JP, DORAN DA. 2016. Accuracy and Reliability of the VXSport Global Positioning System in Intermittent Activity EUROPEAN CONGRESS SPORTS SCIENCE, ECSS 2014

Enright K, Morton J, Iga J, Drust B. 2015. The acute hormonal responses to two concurrent endurance and strength-training programmes in elite soccer players The 8th World congress in Science in football (WCSF). Copenhagen, Denmark.

Owens DJ, Polydorou I, Alwan N, Fraser WD, Tang J, Morton J, Sharples AP, Stewart CE, Close GL. 2015. The Role of Vitamin D in Skeletal Muscle Repair: A Systems Biology Approach European College of Sport Science (ECSS)

Enright K, Morton J, Iga J, Drust B. 2011. The effect of in-season concurrent soccer and strength-training sequence on muscle strength and morphology of elite soccer players The 16th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, (ECSS). Liverpool, England

Jeong T-S, Reilly TP, Morton JP, Drust B. 2010. THE PHYSIOLOGICAL VALIDATION OF A LABORATORY-BASED SOCCER-SPECIFIC TRAINING SIMULATION ON A MOTORIZED TREADMILL Anderson M. CONTEMPORARY ERGONOMICS AND HUMAN FACTORS 2010, Annual Conference of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors :596-597 >Link

Drust B, Morton J. 2008. PROMOTING ENDURANCE TRAINING ADAPTATIONS THROUGH NUTRITIONAL INTERVENTIONS: LOW-CARBOHYDRATE TRAINING? Milanovic D, Prot F. 5TH INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON KINESIOLOGY, PROCEEDINGS BOOK, 5th International Scientific Conference on Kinesiology :65-65 >Link

Kayani AC, Morton JP, McArdle A. 2008. The exercise-induced stress response in skeletal muscle: failure during aging APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY NUTRITION AND METABOLISM-PHYSIOLOGIE APPLIQUEE NUTRITION ET METABOLISME, Annual Meeting of the Canadian-Society-of-Exercise-Physiology 33 :1033-1041 >DOI >Link

Books

Morton JP. Biochemistry for Sport and Exercise Metabolism Wiley

Engagement & Impact

Research Grants Awarded:

Age UK, Do failed adaptations to exercise as seen in rodents mediate muscle frailty in human muscle, Grant value (£): 6000

Glaxo Smith Kline, The impact of endogenous and exogenous carbohydrate availability on the molecular and cellular adaptations of human skeletal muscle to high-intensity interval training’, Grant value (£): 52, 000

The Hallowed Turf Racing Association, The effects of making weight on the physical health of professional jockeys’, Grant value (£): 3000

Science in Sport, The effect of pre-exercise protein ingestion on exercise-induced molecular adaptations of human skeletal muscle undertaken in glycogen depleted conditions’, Grant value (£): 20, 523

Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, The effects of concurrent training sequence on training adaptations in professional soccer’, Grant value (£): 52, 000

Liverpool Football Club, Quantification of pitch based raining loads in professional soccer’, Grant value (£): 52, 000

Liverpool Football Club, Quantification of resistance training loads in professional soccer’, Grant value (£): 52, 000

British Ski and Snowboard, Physiological demands of competitive and in-training ski and snowboarding’, Grant value (£): 48, 000

Liverpool Football Club, Energy intake and expenditure during training and match days in professional soccer players’, Grant value (£): 52, 000

English Institute of Sport, Nutritional modulations of training-induced alterations in skeletal muscle oxidative capacity’, Grant value (£): 30, 000

Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nayhan, Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival, Physiological and psychological interventions to improve health and lifestyle in professional jockeys’, Grant value (£): 60, 000

Science in Sport, CHO Gel ingestion on half marathon running performance, Grant value (£): 8000

Science in Sport, Nutritional modulation of training adaptations in human skeletal muscle, Graeme Close, Grant value (£): 80 000, Duration of research project: 3/0